Interview with Emory Douglas

Could you just talk about the patrols. Just explain how they worked, when you were patrolling the Oakland police. What was the process?


Well, ah, Huey and Bobby, it would be in groups. Huey would be, would be with a cadre of party members. Bobby Seale would also with a cadre of party members. And they normally would be patrolling, just riding around the community, observing, seeing what was going on, talking to people. And if they seen the police harassing someone in the community, they would get out, come out, observe what the policeman was doing. Policeman was violating that person's, ah, rights, they would interject themselves into the, ah, into the, ah, the, ah, the situation, and to let them know what the rights of that individual was.